In tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. citizens are showing their heartfelt gratitude to the first responders who fearlessly climbed the stairways of the Twin Towers in New York City.

At the Golden Spike in North Platte, and other sites across the country, individuals will come together to climb stairs, symbolizing an unwavering commitment to ensure that we never forget the sacrifices that were made that day.

“Time will stand still” at the Golden Spike Tower between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday for participation in the nationwide tribute. Admission fees will not be required.

“We will never forget,” organizers said.

On 9/11/2001, suicide attackers seized U.S. passenger jets and crashed them into New York City’s twin tower skyscrapers, killing thousands of people.

The attack remains one of the most traumatic events of the century, with repercussions around the world.

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